FISHERMEN DEVASTATED AFTER €100,000 OF LOBSTER POTS WASHED AWAY BY STORM

first_imgThe Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Simon Covenney has promised to meet with 40 fishermen from Arainn Mhor island after their lobster pots and other equipment was washed away or destroyed by storm Udo.The fishermen estimate they have lost more than €100,000 worth of fishing equipment during the storm which wreaked havoc earlier this week.And now they face complete financial ruin because they cannot replace their pots because of a backlog of orders with lobster-pot makers. Spokesman for the fishermen on the island Gerry Early said they have been left devastated by their loss.“We knew it was going to be a bad storm but we never thought it would cause such damage. The older fishermen said it was the worst in their lifetime.“The men are sitting round twiddling their thumbs because fishing is all they can and now they can’t do that,” he said.Since 2006 the fishermen have been banned from fishing almost 50 species and now depend mostly on lobster and crab fishing. They say that if these new regulations were eased, then they could make a living with other fishing gear.“We could get up and running in just a couple of days. But the bottom line is that the Government simply will not allow us.“Our hands are tied and the island will simply die if we are not allowed to get back to the sea. What other employment is there on an island?” asked Mr Early.A meeting of the fishermen on the island, which has a population of just over 500, heard how some of the younger fishermen say they are willing to break the law and risk going to jail by fishing for banned species including salmon.“We all have to live within the law and we have done so since 2006. But the reality is that families will either starve or have to leave the island if they are now allowed to fish,” added Mr Early. He appealed to all politicians to come to their aid or the island could die, he warned.EndsFISHERMEN DEVASTATED AFTER €100,000 OF LOBSTER POTS WASHED AWAY BY STORM was last modified: May 25th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Arainn Mor islandlobster potslast_img read more

HERO WHO RESCUED DROWNING YOUTHS TO BE HONOURED FOR HIS BRAVERY

first_imgA young Donegal man who rescued two youths from drowning at Rathmullan Pier is to be honoured for his bravery.A brave but very modest Shaun Haughey.Shaun Haughey, from Drumkeen, is to be presented with an Irish Water Safety Award after being nominated by Donegal County Council.Shaun will be presented with his award on Tuesday November 18th at St. George’s Hall in Dublin Castle by the Environment Minister Alan Kelly. Shaun, 21, dived into the freezing waters of Lough Swilly at Rathmullan Pier on the night of August 24th this year and rescued two youths who had got into serious difficulties with one of them unable to stay afloat in the water.Without any care for his own personal safety Shaun dived in to their rescue and onlookers were stunned by his remarkable bravery, strength and courage as he battled to bring the youths on a boat that arrived on the scene.David Friel of Donegal County Council’s Water Safety Department examined the facts of the incident carrying out a number of interviews before nominating Shaun for the award.Mr. Friel told the Tirconail Tribune that Shaun Haughey’s bravery was not being fully recognised the Seiko ‘Just in Time Award’ was the highest award that could be bestowed on him and it was fully merited. He also said that action of people like Shaun Haughey was a reminder of how dangerous the sea is and that swimmers might stop and reflect before they went into the waters.The incident took place at Rathmullan PierIn the meantime, Shaun who is the son of musician Johnny Haughey and his wife Kathleen (nee Carberry) Drumkeen has also been promoted at his workplace at the Medisize Company on the Kilmacrennan Road in Letterkenny.He has been selected for training as a toolmaker with the company and will be trained at the IT in Sligo.The irony of the rescue is that Shaun Haughey never wanted anyone else to find out what he’d done.However the reluctant hero agreed to talk after being persuaded by his parents that he would be given the recognition he deserved for his bravery. Shaun then related in graphic detail how the youths had jumped off the pier into Lough Swilly. He had been fishing off the pier when the teenagers began to disappear under the water.During the next eight terrifying minutes, the two youths fought for their lives.“Their heads kept going under the water. They were swallowing a lot of water. I’m a strong swimmer and went in to get them out. The currents at the pier are very strong, they were sweeping the two boys away.”But he is insisted he’s not a hero. “I only did what I had to do and I wouldn’t even want anyone to know what I did but people need to know that pier is dangerous.”“I’m a very strong swimmer and even I wouldn’t go in to where those boys were.”His proud father Johnny said: “He saved those two boys, there is no doubt about that. Rathmullan pier is notorious and people have unfortunately drowned there before.HERO WHO RESCUED DROWNING YOUTHS TO BE HONOURED FOR HIS BRAVERY was last modified: November 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalDrumkeenIrish Water Safety AwardRathmullan Piershaun Haugheylast_img read more

Weather

first_imgWe continue our series of superb videos from Captain David Rodrigo, who flies with Avianca Brazil, that take you into the cockpit of an Airbus A320 as never before. The videos are shot using a Go Pro Hero3. In this video you will see stunning thunderstorms, lightning, rain and of course delightful sun rises and sunsets.You will also see dramatic shots of Rio and other South American cities. And of course plenty of cockpit action.Watch for the shot of the pilots color radar (see picture right) showing big thunderstorms ahead and then the camera pans out of the cockpit to see the real thing ahead (see picture right).To see more videos by Captain Rodrigo go here:http://www.youtube.com/user/rodrigodavi?feature=watchlast_img read more

International entries spice up Fish

first_imgThe other South African/international pairing sees Frenchman Henot joining the Western Cape’s exciting under-23 talent Ivan Kruger, with the pair looking to worm their way into the top 10 and possibly even stake a claim for a top-five finish. Having spent many months in South Africa last year and early this year preparing for last year’s Fish, the 2013 N3TC Drak Challenge and this year’s Dusi Canoe Marathon, Adam will now tackle this year’s challenge with London Olympic K4 bronze medalist Trefil. Women’s raceAdam’s sister, Adamova, who also spent a long period on South African shores towards the end of last year and into 2013, will look to build on her 11th place K1 finish in 2012 when she team’s up with one of South Africa’s most successful female paddlers of recent times, Abby Adie. Slovak, no stranger to the Fish as he too looks to notch up his third finish, previously finished fourth in 2010 with fellow Czech star Robert Knebel before boat admin in 2011 forced them down into sixth place. A flurry of entries from top international paddlers has bolstered an already star-studded field that is assembling for the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon taking place in Cradock in the Eastern Cape on 27 and 28 September. Hala and Sramek make up the third and final all-foreign duo. A talented young pair, they have shown great promise on the European wild water front, while Hala also made a name for himself in the sprint world a little earlier this year. Late changeAdam had originally planned to compete with Michael Odvarko, who also has extensive experience of South Africa, but their partnership fell through at the last moment. 19 September 2013center_img In 2012, Adam claimed a decent 15th place finish in a K1 and will be looking to both build on that result, as well as have a good time on the river this time around. Eight elite paddlers from Europe are set to be on the start line in a couple of weeks’ time, with Tobias Bong (Germany), Tomas Slovak, Jakub Adam, Lukas Trefil, Richard Hala, Jony Sramek and Anna Adamova (all Czech Republic) and Valentin Henot (France) all excited by their upcoming Fish adventure. PodiumGermany’s Bong finished eighth in a K1 in 2009 before powering his way onto the bottom step of the podium after an impressive two days with K2 partner Achm Overbeck in 2011. He returns this year once again, hunting a top-three finish, this time with his brand new and untested partner, Slovak. For Bong, Slovak, Adam and Adamova, it is a welcome return to the Eastern Cape’s paddling major, having competed in the event previously, while this year’s adventure will be a first for Trefil, Hala, Sramek and Henot. With all of South Africa’s top river marathoners having already entered, the addition of the elite international stars has sparked even further interest in what many believe will be one of the most exciting and closely-fought K2 editions of the Hansa Fish in many years. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Make Your Money Count With Experiential Gifts

first_imgBy Carol ChurchThe holiday season is approaching quickly. The average American spends more than $1,000 on holiday gifts, according to a recent survey, and over 50% admit that they’re likely to go into debt over holiday spending.  Many of us do work hard to economize on gifts, but with lots of people to buy for and the ever-present pressure to create holiday magic, it can be hard to be sensible about the amount we spend.Image via Pixabay.com, CC0Yet how many gifts are truly thought about long after the boxes and wrapping paper are just a memory? For some of us, the credit card may “remember” the gifts a lot longer than family members do! While it’s understandable to want to make others happy at the holidays, are the gifts we purchase worth the hard-earned cash we spend?Try Giving Experiences InsteadHere’s a tip for gift givers who are looking to spend their money wisely: try an “experience” present instead. There are many possibilities, but ideas include tickets to a theme park, movie, concert, or event; lessons for something they’ve always wanted to try, like watercolors or rock climbing; a fun experience, like paint-your-own pottery, a massage, or zip-lining; or a trip or a getaway.  For military families, don’t forget that the Office of Information, Tickets and Travel on base can make experiences like these more affordable, too.Some of these ideas may sound expensive. But there are plenty of experience gifts in all price ranges. The internet is full of ideas, but some could include a family camping trip (this could take place in the backyard!), homemade gift certificates for a lunch date or dinner out to a favorite restaurant, a promised outing to a fun place like the miniature golfing spot, driving range, batting cage, bowling alley, or a bounce gym, or an afternoon at home making fancy cupcakes.Some givers, especially parents, might shy away from giving a gift that can’t really be “wrapped” and isn’t a physical “thing.” This is a mistake! Research shows that so-called experiential presents are actually some of the most loved, memorable, and valuable gifts we can give. Why?Gifts like these are often social and can strengthen the relationship between the gifter and the gifteeWe often get to enjoy gifts like these together with the giftee, which can help build relationships and fond memories. Even if he or she will have the experience without us, the emotional intensity of an experience gift can help bond the giver to the receiver, research finds.Experiential gifts don’t lose luster as time goes byPhysical “things” break, get boring, get lost, and so on. None of this can happen to our memories of an experience. They stay shiny, special, and treasured.Experiential gifts are unique and hard to compareIf you’ve ever felt unhappy because your kid’s best friend is getting the new (iPhone, PlayStation, whatever) and yours isn’t, you know that gift comparison anxiety is real. While experiences aren’t completely immune to this kind of thing, they’re less easy to put side by side and compare.Experiential gifts provide additional happiness due to anticipationMilitary Family Programs (2015). 2015 Kentucky Military Family Camps. University of Kentucky.Have you noticed that part of the enjoyment of a vacation is thinking about how great that vacation is going to be while you’re at work the week before? Experiential gifts provide more “anticipatory enjoyment” than material gifts—we get to look forward to them with excitement.Most of us are always going to spend at least some money on gifts–at holidays, and on birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions. Of course, saving ahead of time, staying within a budget, and keeping costs manageable are key, but another way to cope with the expense is to make your money really count. Experiential presents are one way to make that happen.Sources:Backman, M. (2016). Here’s what the average American spends on holiday gifts. Retrieved from https://www.fool.com/retirement/2016/12/01/heres-what-the-average-american-spends-on-holiday.aspxGordon, A. (2015). 3 reasons not to spend your money on things. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/between-you-and-me/201506/3-reasons-not-spend-your-money-thingsScienceDaily. (2016). There’s a science to gift giving: experiences are better than material items. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161215143300.htmlast_img read more

Playing the Hand You’re Dealt

first_imgIn games of chance, like poker for example, you are dealt a hand. You have no control over the hand you are dealt. In fact, you don’t have any real influence over the cards you are given. The randomness is fundamentally unfair in that the outcomes can be widely different for the individuals playing the game.But there is something more than chance at work in these games. How you play the hand you are given matters a great deal. Those who endeavor to learn the rules of the game and play it well do better than those who ignore the rules of success.Some people, through luck of the draw, are born holding a royal flush. Through no effort of their own, they have been dealt a winning hand, as unfair as that might seem. Some of them will play their hand brilliantly, being grateful that they were given a gift and appreciating it enough to do something with it. However, it’s just as likely that those who are given a winning hand will take it for granted and play the game so poorly that they squander the gift that luck and circumstances provided them.Others receive a hand that seems worthless when compared to those who received better. Instead of a royal flush, they get a pair of sevens and a King. It’s a much more difficult hand to play well, but it is the only hand they have. More than a few of them will play their hand so well, grateful that they are starting with a pair, that they will win a hand that should have gone to someone who had a better start.The hand you are dealt may not be the hand you wanted, and it may not be as good a hand as others around you. But it is your hand, and you have no choice but to play that hand to best of your ability. It’s an absolute certainty that others have been dealt hands far worse than yours and succeed in spite of their poor luck. It’s also certain that others were dealt better hands and ended up in a worse position despite their initial lucky draw. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

After Olympics, South Korea mulls reviving bulldozed forest

first_imgRead Next LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Then, South Korean officials quickly dismissed calls to move the downhill course away from Mount Gariwang, saying construction had already started and it was difficult to make such a significant change so close to the Olympics.“If Gangwon Province had focused on (environmental) sustainability and considered future reforestation even as it proceeded with the construction, it might have found a more economic and compact way to build the ski course,” Seo said. “But they didn’t.”Reviving the forest of Mount Gariwang would require a patient, creative approach. Instead of transplanting trees, workers would have to start from germinating seeds in the patches of soil around the slope that were less damaged, Seo said.Kim Heung-sook, 57, one of the dozens of residents whose homes were moved to make way for the course, says she can’t wait that long for a forest that might never fully return.Kim said life was much better in her old home, where she had a yard to grow corn, pepper and other crops. She now lives alone in a smaller house on a hill near the ski area’s entrance, subsisting off the money she received for the relocation.It was painful to watch neighbors leave and see the destruction of a forest she knew for decades. But like so many in this poor and aging town, she needs to find a way to live.“I want to see more development here — more hotels, more restaurants, wider roads. Then maybe there will be jobs for people like me,” she said. “If you were going to rebuild the forest, you shouldn’t have made the slope in the first place.” UAAP goes back to its roots with first 3×3 tournament Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img Cho has visited Mount Gariwang 16 times since 2006, including several trips after 2014 to document the construction of the slope, which was finished in late 2016. He pointed to a spot near the spectator stands where he said the last tree had stood — a 24-meter (78 foot)-high Manchurian walnut tree with red and yellow ribbons wrapped around its trunk. Locals had come to the tree for generations to pray for good luck, health and childbirth.“I came here wondering whether there was a slight chance that the sacred tree would still be there,” he said. “But it isn’t.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith the Pyeongchang Games just concluded, South Korea walks into a future with questions about the long-term environmental consequences of hosting an expensive sports event in one of its poorest, oldest and most underpopulated areas.One major issue: the future of the scenic Jeongseon Alpine Center, which was built after some 60,000 trees were razed in a forest on the 1,560-meter (5,118 foot)-high Mount Gariwang. The area had been protected by the government in the past because of its old trees and botanical diversity. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, file photo, a snowcat smooths the grade on the ski slope for the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics at the Jeongseon Alpine Center in Jeongseon, South Korea. With the Olympic Games coming to a close, one of the main questions facing South Korea and the consequences of hosting an expensive sports event is the future of the scenic Jeongseon Alpine Center, which was built in a formerly government-protected area where some 60,000 trees were razed. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)JEONGSEON, South Korea— As hundreds of Olympic spectators flocked to a sparkling white ski slope cutting through the rugged mountains of Jeongseon, the marquee venue of this year’s Winter Games, Cho Myung-hwan stepped back and looked up. He let out a sad chuckle.“It’s dreadful to watch,” Cho, 62, a landscape photographer from Seoul, said as he examined the steep downhill course one day during the Olympics. “Under all the cheers and fun, there are the screams of buzzed-off trees.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments The course was supposed to be demolished after the Olympics and restored to its natural state. Fierce criticism by environmentalists over the venue being built on a pristine forest caused construction delays that nearly forced pre-Olympic test events to be postponed.But Gangwon provincial officials now say they want to keep the course, or at least a significant part of it, as a future “comprehensive leisure” zone. They also say it would be difficult for the province to foot the bill for the restoration project, which experts say could cost $90 million over 20 years.A new hotel has already been built on the site; another is on the way. Regional officials talk of building mountain bike courses, sledding parks and concert halls to complement the ski course.“It’s too late to talk about the environmental damage over Mount Gariwang,” Gangwon Province Gov. Choi Munsun said. “There’s no way to restore the forest 100 percent, and parts of the area should be used for sports facilities.”Whether Gangwon gets space to develop will be decided by the Korea Forest Service’s central mountain management committee, which will determine the restoration’s scale and method. The committee rejected a tentative reforestation plan that Gangwon was required to submit, calling for more specifics.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Experts say it would be impossible to restore the forest entirely as it was.During construction of the skiing course, workers dug out hundreds of trees from the slope and replanted them in nearby hills so that they could be transplanted back to their old spots after the Olympics. But nearly all of these trees are already dead or dying, said Seo Jae-chul, a senior activist from the environmental group Green Korea, who visited the area in December and January.Video from the inspection trips provided by Seo also shows huge trees uprooted and fallen outside the slope’s boundaries, which he said was likely caused by the trees facing stronger winds in their new location. Construction workers also likely made soil disruption worse by bulldozing huge roads around the slope so they could move construction equipment more easily.“This had been such a core area for biodiversity,” Seo said. “But it’s destroyed.”Kim Yong-chul, a Gangwon official, said he couldn’t immediately confirm the state of the trees around the slope.The 1.8 million square meters (19.8 million square foot) of woodland that was shaved for the Olympics had long been part of one of the country’s best-preserved pieces of nature.The 16th-century kings of Korea’s Chosun Kingdom barred common people from entering the area because of its abundance of wild ginseng plants, whose roots have long been prized for supposed healing powers. The forest was also left unscathed during the 1950-53 Korean War and the earlier part of South Korea’s postwar industrialization that left the country with severe deforestation.In 2008, the government designated the forest as a “forest genetic resources reserve,” prohibiting unauthorized entrance into the area.The national government lifted the protection on the area in June 2012 at the request of Gangwon officials and Olympic organizers, who said they could find no other spot near Pyeongchang to fit an Olympic-size downhill course. The International Ski Federation requires alpine courses to be longer than 3 kilometers (1.86 miles), have an altitude difference of more than 800 meters (2,624 foot) from start to finish, and an average incline of higher than 17 degrees.Critics say South Korea could have had a better shot at saving the forest had it embraced the International Olympic Committee’s “Agenda 2020” initiative announced in 2014. It called for creating a more compact games and allowing host cities to use existing venues to lower costs.last_img read more

What’s wrong with his pot belly?

first_imgBellies are a touchy topic: we know plenty of men consumed by erratic schedules, following unhealthy lifestyles who are expanding their middles, don’t we? But their large tummies aren’t just an appearance-related issue. What’s worrying is that this puts them at risk of the metabolic syndrome.What is the metabolic syndrome?MS is a combination of health markers that include high blood pressure, LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels, blood sugar and abdominal obesity that increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. It is also called Syndrome X and Insulin Resistance Syndrome. According to Dr Anoop Misra, Prevention advisor and chirman, Fortis CDOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology, Fortis Hospital, New Delhi, the metabolic syndrome is on the rise in urban India. His research shows that more than one-third of New healthDelhi’s adult population suffers from it. An article published in the Journal of Association of Physicians of India quotes a Chennai study that found the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in men to be 40%. According to another report published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, a larger study in Chandigarh that examined the prevalence of MS in both men and women found the rate to be 35%. All published studies on MS seem to point at a prevalence of about 1 in 3 adults, which is incredibly high!What makes us so susceptible?A large body of medical evidence points to central obesity as being a major risk factor for developing the syndrome. Unfortunately Indians are genetically prone to accumulating weight around the midriff. We also tend to turn energy-giving foods (carbs) into fat more easily. Actually, the percentage of fat in our bodies at a particular weight is much higher compared to Caucasian people of the same weight.Known as ‘the thrifty gene’ response, it was an evolutionary blessing secured to survive droughts (by storing energy as fat that could be utilised when food was scarce). But this now puts us at risk of developing both heart disease and diabetes. “Although food is now plentiful, these genes continue to store energy in the form of central fat,” explains Dr Sujoy Majumdar, consultant endocrinologist, Ruby General Hospital, Kolkata.What are the signs?advertisementYou are unlikely to ‘feel’ this condition coming on. According to a study by the British Medical Journal, there is a link between chronic job stress and MS: the higher the stress level, the greater the chance of developing the metabolic syndrome. So if you have been feeling under a lot of pressure lately, it’s time to lighten up.Interestingly, a study (published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Techno-logy) done in Chennai, found a correlation between snoring and the metabolic syndrome even after the results were adjusted for factors like age, sex, level of physical activity, smoking and drinking. But then that can hardly be a diagnostic criterion. “The best thing to do is to see if your waistline is increasing-if you need a larger size of trousers, watch out. Also, get your blood sugar levels checked and then take it from there,” advises Misra. If you have a family history of diabetes, heart disease and/or obesity, you should get your blood sugar levels checked every year. If they are high then the doctor will recommend other tests (see box on previous page).What can this lead to?A person suffering from the syndrome may not feel its outcome immediately, but it puts that person at grave risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as other diseases related to plaque build-ups in the artery walls, like strokes, and even cancer, later in life. According to several studies, MS increases the risk of developing diabetes anywhere between 9 to 30 times and cardiovascular disease two to four times. The results are evident. We are the diabetes capital of the world and soon to be the CVD leaders too. “Worse, the age for CVD-related cardiac arrests resulting in death has come down to 35 years!” says Dr Suman Bhandari, Director of Cardio-logy and Cath lab, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi. Such deaths could be prevented if the person had been screened for MS and made the necessary lifestyle changes with or without medication, Bhandari adds.Prevention at every ageKIDSStart healthy habits early on in life and be a role model. Serve healthy, nutritious food: fibre-rich fruits and veggies, healthy fats, lean meats, etc. Cut out the junk: sugary, starchy, fatty foods and soft drinks that carry empty calories, advises Dr K Srinath Reddy, Prevention advisor and president, Public Health Foundation of India. Also, get them moving. (They need at least 60 minutes of outdoor activities daily.) “Let them go out and play in the park, let them take up a sport and encourage them to move around the house, lifting, carrying objects, etc.,” Reddy adds.advertisementTHE 20S AND 30SIf you haven’t been bothered about health in your teens, time to smarten up now. “Start off with at least 30 minutes of daily exercise and take it up to an hour including cardio, weight training and flexibility workouts,” advises Vesna Jacob, Pilates expert from New Delhi. “Make sure to be active through the day-whether it’s climbing stairs, get ting your own coffee, cooking or cleaning-every step helps.” Make healthy food choices. Quit smoking and reduce drinking. Get enough sleep and do what you can to cut stress (do deep breathing, meditate, relax, slow down). “Observe changes in your body-it tells you a lot-and take immediate action if you need to,” adds Jacob.AFTER AGE 35Your metabolism is slowing down, so you’ll find yourself putting on kilos even with the same diet and exercise. “So watch your diet, don’t skip exercise and go for annual medical check-ups to make sure that all the health parameters are within limits,” advises Bhandari. Also, learn to make yourself and your health a priority, don’t neglect it to fulfill other responsibilities, adds Jacob.How is the metabolic syndrome treated?The idea that so many factors need to be tackled and brought under control may be daunting. But an aggressive effort in changing lifestyles can help tackle the symptoms and even cure the metabolic syndrome, according to Misra. Here’s what you should aim for:Do moderate intensity exercise for at least 30 to 60 minutes daily.Lose weight to achieve a BMI (ratio of weight in kg to height in metre squared) between 18.5 to 23 kg/m2.Adopt healthy eating habits that include reduced intake of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and refined carbs.Attempt to use only litre of oil per family member per month.Increase intake of green leafy vegetables and fruits.Stop smoking, drink moderately.Manage stress.If your symptoms don’t go away with lifestyle modifications, you may need medication. According to Misra, if your blood sugar levels are high then you may be prescribed metformin. Metformin has dual benefits: it decreases insulin resistance and helps with weight loss. If your triglyceride levels are high then fenofibrates are Misra’s first choice as they help bring triglyceride levels down and lower insulin resistance simultaneously. If blood pressure is the primary concern, then ace inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers (like lisinopril, telmesartan, olmysartan, etc.) are prescribed. Dr Sujata Kelkar Shetty writes regularly on public health issues and is an NIH-trained research scientist.last_img read more

India vs England: Twitter hails Kuldeep Yadav for wrecking the English batting line up…

first_img👉10 Overs👉25 Runs👉6 Wickets👉Not A Single Boundary Conceded👉Maiden ODI Five-for👉First Indian To Get Five-for Vs #ENG In EnglandTake A Bow For Kuldeep Yadav. 👏💪🙏#INDvENG #INDvsENG #ENGvIND #ENGvsIND #KuldeepYadav pic.twitter.com/sJqUjTO6np— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) July 12, 2018 No answer to #KuldeepYadav yet … !!!6/25 is vera level … !!!#ENG restricted to 268 … !!!#ENGvIND #engvsind— Chandramouly Sethuraman (@Theupdateking) July 12, 2018Also Read:Cricket: Ricky Ponting settles the debate for the current best batsman He is the X-factor in the Indian team. Well bowled @imkuldeep18 for the 6 wickets. This bowler is special very very special. What do you think @VVSLaxman281 bhai ❤️ #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/9yxagR7eXP— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) July 12, 2018 Advertisement Kuldeep Yadav: 1⃣0⃣- 0⃣- 2⃣5⃣ – 6⃣ First left-arm wrist spinner to pick a 6-fer in ODIs – ✅Best ODI figures by a spinner in #ENG – ✅Simply too ‘kul’ for the Englishmen! 😎🙌 #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/eZYTX0WftF— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) July 12, 2018 After 38 overs, England were 195/4 & Jos Buttler was looking dangerous. Such was @imkuldeep18 ‘s impact with his wickets, Eng could score only 21 runs , lost 3 wkts in the next 7 overs. Best wishes to India to chase 269#EngvInd— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 12, 2018 10-0-25-6 Brilliant bowling by kuldeep yadav 👏👌😍. First ever left arm wrist spinner to take 6 wickets in ODIs ❤🔥🔥#KuldeepYadav #EngvsInd #ENGvsIND pic.twitter.com/jUwHCV7fG8— Heisenberg (@Im__Heisenberg) July 12, 2018 #KuldeepYadav takes career-best 6-25. If he keeps rolling his wrist as fluently as he did today, #India have a greater chance of finishing the tour on a record high. #England fails to reach 300 despite a good start. India need 269 to win. #ENGvIND #eng pic.twitter.com/utplW1MXDK— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) July 12, 2018 Advertisement(Image Courtesy: Indian Express)India’s chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav posted the best figures of his career to restrict England to 268. The left arm leg spinner picked up 6 wickets for 25 to get his first 5 wicket haul in ODIs.England openers got their team of to a great start scoring 70 off the first 10 overs. Kuldeep then came on in the 11th over to pick up Jason Roy. He then followed up picking 2 more wickets in his next over.After bowling some tight overs in the middle he again went on to pick Buttler and Stokes after they completed their fifties to claim his 5 wicket haul.Twitter was buzzing with tweets following Kuldeep’s mammoth spell. Here are some of those tweets:What a high quality spin bowling spell from @imkuldeep18 . His top 5 best ODI performances have all come overseas. Katappa ne Baahubali ko kyun maara pata chal gaya, but how to play Kuldeep, England ko abhi nahi. Great effort #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/PJDDTWoeeI— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 12, 2018 Kuldeep Yadav picked 18 wickets in his last four international games. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/zKHdCltnwS— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) July 12, 2018 A dent at Trent with a different kind of a sixer today from @imkuldeep18. Simply brilliant bowling. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/gp14UzvZDI— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 12, 2018last_img read more